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Antitrust lawsuit dismissed against Google’s app bundling

Antitrust lawsuit dismissed against Google’s app bundling

The latest class action antitrust lawsuit against Google has been tabled. The dismissed lawsuit was just one among many to hit Google such as a class action suit about Google Wallet's privacy practices, libel accusations for offending autocomplete suggestions, and copyright infringement for book digitization. The lawsuit in question alleges that Google made illegal contracts with device makers which forced Android OS to use Google's apps as default settings. The suit then further alleges that these backroom deals drove up consumer prices of these smartphones due to restricting competition.

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Dropbox note-taking service discovered in testing

Dropbox note-taking service discovered in testing

It looks like Dropbox is working on a note-taking service that could, perhaps, target Evernote users or those holdouts who want something easier to use than Evernote. It doesn't have an official name, but is referred to as Composer in its URL, and it features a couple references to "Notes". There's nothing official about it yet, but the page where it resides -- featuring a couple different ways to log on -- is still live, and rather than the error some users were previously getting, it now has a way to email an invite request.

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New black hole theory: Matter doesn’t disappear after entering

New black hole theory: Matter doesn’t disappear after entering

Black holes hold unfathomable mysteries, the most mysterious among them is the question of what happens to matter once it is sucked into the black hole. Scientists no longer think that it is lost and irretrievable forever. The latest theory provides a mathematical solution to the "loss paradox" that has plagued black hole physicists. This theory maintains that matter which enters a black hole still exists, in some form, actually disproving Stephen Hawking's theory of material destruction by black holes.

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RSA Conference 2015 bans ‘booth babes’, says to dress professionally

RSA Conference 2015 bans ‘booth babes’, says to dress professionally

The inclusion of so-called "booth babes" at tech and similar events has been a long-standing tradition, but one that has been falling out of favor in recent years, being regarded as unnecessary or offensive, among other things. Some have rallied to end the practice, which is meant to entice event goers toward some particular booth or product, and those efforts are slowly paying off, with some events and companies banning the practice. Latest to the ban list is the RSA Conference 2015, which has said that everyone who attends must adhere to a business dress code.

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Dropbox improves browser document previews

Dropbox improves browser document previews

Dropbox has been introducing new features and tweaks in recent times, and newest among them is an improvement to how documents are previewed when using a Web browser. According to the cloud storage service, the changes bring with them faster loading speeds and a better look, both of which are important in their own ways. The new features were announced today, but will be rolling out over the remainder of the week and so you mightn't be seeing them for a little while still. Fortunately, we've all the details for you after the jump!

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With Curator, Twitter is taking Tweets mainstream

With Curator, Twitter is taking Tweets mainstream

Sometimes when you’re watching a TV show or web broadcast, you might see Tweets from people pop up, which typically serve to underscore whatever your host may be discussing. To make that easier for broadcasters, Twitter is unearthing Curator, which has been in a kind of beta program until today. With Curator, those who distribute all types of content will be able to populate a Twitter feed alongside their feed, pulling the audience at home into the world of published content.

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‘Spooky action’ quantum superpositioning may disprove Einstein

‘Spooky action’ quantum superpositioning may disprove Einstein

A team of scientists may have disproven Einstein by proving quantum superposition. Physics can be difficult to understand, quantum mechanics is even more so. Even Einstein took a "why not both?" approach to tackling the wave and particle behaviors of light. One thing Einstein did not reconcile was particle superposition. Quantum superpositioning is the theory that subatomic particles have the ability to be in more than one state at the same time. Einstein actually didn't give any credence to the theory and dubbed it "spooky action at a distance."

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New Jersey swatting victims tricked into escalating situation

New Jersey swatting victims tricked into escalating situation

Swatting is a "prank" that involves calling in a threat or something of that nature to a local police department, with the goal being to get SWAT teams and law enforcement deployed. Such a prank happened recently in New Jersey, but on a larger scale than we typically see, and with a plot twist: the prankster called the unwitting victims and tricked them into escalating the situation. Fortunately they realized that something was wrong before doing anything drastic and that lead to the situation being resolved without anyone getting harmed.

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Flipboard now lets you share magazines privately

Flipboard now lets you share magazines privately

Flipboard, which launched as a gorgeous eReader project many years ago, is quietly morphing itself to suit a variety of needs. While you can still flip through channels as needed, magazine curation remains at the forefront of their offshoot offerings. With Flipboard’s magazine creation tools, you can make your own ‘fanzine’ encompassing whatever topic(s) you like. Today, Flipboard is adding a tool the their magazine repertoire, and is allowing users to create “Private Group Magazines” for use with a closed circuit of readers and contributors.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata was already shaping up to be the return to form Miata owners were hoping for, and the confirmed pricing for the fun-focused droptop suggests Mazda has ticked the right box there, too. The diminutive two-seater was revealed back in September 2014, eschewing the increasingly chunky design language of it predecessors in favor of something more curvaceous. Set to hit forecourts in the US this summer, the Miata will kick off at $24,915 for the Sport model, a figure which gets you at least one interesting feature.

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